poetry - n. 1: writing that formulates a concentrated imaginative awareness of experience in language chosen and arranged to create a specific emotional response through meaning, sound, and rythmn 2 a: a quality that stirs the imagination b: a quality of spontaneity and grace

Name: dthaase

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Treatment or Cure

And treatment, of course, isn’t the same as cure.
—Richard Rapport—

Treatment or cure?

The comfort of rolled r’s…
The tongue’s stab –
As thoughts leap
Through the teeth.
The way lips and pallet
Provide a cave to shelter

As treatment:
Where better to sleep
During our final days
Then in the hallowed
Hall of poetry.

As cure:
One might speak of cured words –
Preserving the isness of things.


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